Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Will Share "A Lovely Night" in Broadway's Cinderella

News   Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Will Share "A Lovely Night" in Broadway's Cinderella
A re-imagined revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, which will debut on Broadway during the 2012-13 season, has cast Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana as its royal couple, producers announced April 18.

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Director Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, Cry-Baby) has been shepherding recent readings of Cinderella, which featured Osnes (Bonnie & CLyde, South Pacific) in the title role. She will continue her work alongside Fontana (Billy Elliot, The Importance of Being Earnest) as the Prince in the Broadway production.

Dates of production and a Broadway theatre have yet to be determined.

The classic musical is getting a new dramatic approach from Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, Sister Act, Lysistrata Jones).

Robyn Goodman, the Tony-winning producer of Avenue Q, In the Heights and the 2008 revival of West Side Story, as well as Stephen Kocis and Jill Furman in association with Center Theatre Group, produce Cinderella.

Beane (Xanadu, Lysistrata Jones, The Little Dog Laughed), who also delivered a fresh book for the Broadway production of Sister Act, has recharted the journey of the classic tale in a new way. Retaining all classic elements of the fairytale, it will now be Cinderella's turn to rescue the Prince.

As previously reported, Beane's treatment will incorporate songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue, as well as songs from the original television version, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"

There have been three TV versions of Cinderella, which boasts songs by lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and composer Richard Rodgers. Hammerstein penned the original script, drawing from the Grimm Brothers fairy tale.

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